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Russia: First participants in large-scale COVID-19 vaccination speak about procedure 01:57

Russia: First participants in large-scale COVID-19 vaccination speak about procedure

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 5, 2020 at 13:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

The first participants in Russia's large-scale COVID-19 vaccination programme told Ruptly about the procedure that took place on Saturday in Moscow.

Primary school teacher Olga decided to make the vaccine in order to "protect myself, my family from this virus, to be a guarantee of safety for my pupils and colleagues". According to the teacher, she had no doubts about the procedure.

"There were no fears. To be honest, we were waiting for this vaccine," Olga said.

Another participant, medical worker Alexandra, also decided to vaccinate herself among the first to be safe. It was not difficult to sign up for the procedure, she added.

Gulnara, who works in the social sector, told journalists that she had some concerns regarding being vaccinated, but she did come to get the vaccination to protect herself, her family, and the people whom she works with.

"After all, it is probably our civic duty," Gulnara added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the start of a large-scale vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus in the country on Wednesday.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said medical workers and teachers would be the first to get vaccinated in the capital after online registration, while the participation was said to be voluntary.

Russia: First participants in large-scale COVID-19 vaccination speak about procedure 01:57
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The first participants in Russia's large-scale COVID-19 vaccination programme told Ruptly about the procedure that took place on Saturday in Moscow.

Primary school teacher Olga decided to make the vaccine in order to "protect myself, my family from this virus, to be a guarantee of safety for my pupils and colleagues". According to the teacher, she had no doubts about the procedure.

"There were no fears. To be honest, we were waiting for this vaccine," Olga said.

Another participant, medical worker Alexandra, also decided to vaccinate herself among the first to be safe. It was not difficult to sign up for the procedure, she added.

Gulnara, who works in the social sector, told journalists that she had some concerns regarding being vaccinated, but she did come to get the vaccination to protect herself, her family, and the people whom she works with.

"After all, it is probably our civic duty," Gulnara added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the start of a large-scale vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus in the country on Wednesday.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said medical workers and teachers would be the first to get vaccinated in the capital after online registration, while the participation was said to be voluntary.

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